Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Historia Augusta
(440 words)

Collection of 30 Latin biographies of rulers by a set of otherwise unknown authors.

Manuscripts

Twenty manuscripts are known. The tradition, which is entirely derived from a single copy, Vaticanus Palatinus lat. 899, falls into two groups.

Editions

The large number of editions that were produced prior to the 18th cent. stands in stark cont…

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Backer, Keno, “Historia Augusta”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0110>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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